Article last modified: 2019-03-14
The following steps are needed to integrate the shipping with USPS through the Endicia service.
Sign up for an account at Endicia
To open an Endicia Label Server Account go to the following link to the Endicia website
The "Advanced" account option allows for the creation of an end of day scan form for the USPS pickup driver to scan. It also allows for a package pickup to be requested. If either of these options are desired or required create an "Advanced" account. Otherwise, create a "Basic" account.
Note: The advanced functions are accessed through the Endicia website, not the SYSPRO interface.
After registering, do not download any software.
Set up SandBox account for testing at Endicia
Endicia offers test accounts in their sandbox test environment.
To get started, go here*:
Load Address Verification Table
In SYSPRO, select "Address Information Verification" from the Cross-Reference Menu on the EDI Menu. Select "Import" and then "Import All Pre-Set Information".
Import Carrier Information
Select "Carrier Information" from the Cross-Reference Menu on the EDI Menu. Select "Import" and then either "Import USPS Information" or "Import All Pre-Set Information".
Import Service Information
Select "Carrier Service Information" from the Cross-Reference Menu on the EDI Menu. Select "Import" and then either "Import USPS Information" or "Import All Pre-Set Information". Do not change or add services to the list. If a service is missing, contact technical support for an update.
Add USPS Account
Select "Label Printers" from the Cross-Reference Menu on the EDI Menu. For each label printer, click add and enter a Printer Code to define the printer. Complete the rest of the form with the required information.
Download the Cadacus Support System installation program to the workstations and run the installation. This interface is required to access the scales and printers
Note: The Shipping system bypasses the Windows printer drivers. Therefore the printer can be setup using the Windows "Generic Text-Only" printer drivers. Drivers for Eltron printers are available from the following sources.
Connect the SYSPRO Ship-Via's to the USPS service
It is recommended that coded Ship-Via's be used within SYSPRO.
Select "Ship-Via to SCAC and Carrier Information" from the Cross-Reference Menu on the EDI Menu. Leave the "Trading Partner" field blank and enter a ship-via. Select "USPS" from the carrier list below and the Name and SCAC will be filled in automatically. Go to the "Service Information" tab and select the service to match the ship-via. Set any of the other parameters as necessary. Do not enter an account code.
Enable USPS Integration in the Shipping Station
For each shipping station which will be handling FedEx, go to the freight page of the station setup and enable the USPS interface. Select the USPS account from the cross-reference and printer to use for this station.
Important Note: During the testing phase, check the box "Enable USPS Testing". This insures that all requests are sent to the test server even if the production server is selected in the Carrier Account setup.
There are three methods of purchasing postage.